"I won't be able to do it, I am not smart enough!"
"I am a terrible speaker, I cannot represent the entity!"
"I can't even make friends, I feel terrible!"
Do you also suffer such negative thoughts as well? I certainly do sometimes, and they are not very worthy. When we
think like this, our confidence, mood and outlook can become negative, too. The problem with negative thoughts is that they can consume our minds into thinking we can never be enough. And as a result, these thoughts drag down our personal lives, our relationships, and our careers. But, if we deliberately do the opposite and use positive thoughts
about ourselves then don't you think the effect can be just as powerful and more helpful?
Let's explore how positive affirmation can be helpful into driving beneficial changes in our life!
So what actually are positive affirmations? Positive affirmations are almost as easy to define as they are to practice. Put simply, they are positive phrases or statements used to challenge negative or unhelpful thoughts. They can help you to challenge and overcome self sabotaging and negative thoughts. When you repeat them often, and believe in them, you can start to make positive changes.
You might consider affirmations to be unrealistic "wishful thinking." But try looking at positive affirmations this way: many of us do repetitive exercises to improve our physical health, and affirmations are like exercises for our mind and outlook. These positive mental repetitions can reprogram our thinking patterns so that, we begin to think and act differently. You may choose to use positive affirmations to motivate yourself, encourage positive changes in your life, or boost your self esteem. If you frequently find yourself getting caught up in negative self-talk, positive affirmations can be used to combat these. Science, yes. Magic, no. Affirmations do not work by magic. For the most part, they work due to the power of positive thinking. Affirmations are designed to encourage an optimistic mindset. And optimism in itself is a powerful thing. In terms of reducing negative thoughts, affirmations have been very helpful.
When we are able to deal with negative messages and replace them with positive statements, we can construct more adaptive, hopeful narratives about who we are and what we can accomplish. A large number of anxiety-sufferers experience disturbed sleep. In the sense that affirmations can sometimes help to relieve anxiety, they may have some beneficial effects in promoting better sleep. In addition, incorporating your affirmations into meditation can be relaxing and soothing. Meditation has been found to have numerous benefits in terms of sleep quality, so positive affirmation in meditation could very well be a good way to improve your sleep. A positive attitude is not a guarantee of success. But a negative attitude comes close to a guarantee of failure. So, using affirmations will definitely increase the odds of success.
So, lets overcome negative thinking by reciting positive affirmation every day!
"I believe in myself."
"I choose to be happy."
"I am confident and capable at what I do."